"When techno whiz Nola Billingsley finds her former employee, an amoral creep who was stealing from startup companies, dead, she doesn't shed tears. But she is determined to sovle the crime, even as she begins falling for the detective assigned to the case. Soon, though, both her life and her love are on the line. With the help of her shorthaired pointer Skootch and the stunning backdrop of San Francisco, Nola unravels a helix of clues to find a muderer. 'A Pointed Death' reinterprets the thriller as never before. Smart, funny, and full of plot twists and turns, 'A Pointed Death' introduces a feisty female heroine solving crimes in the world of high finance, bioscience, and technology." -- publisher description.